You won’t be able to talk about the Dodgers World Series without talking about Justin Turner, at least for the next few weeks. After the Los Angeles third baseman tested positive for COVID-19 and still was spotted on the field taking pictures, the media and public backlash almost took away from the team ending a championship drought.
Walker Buehler was one of those guys on the field during the celebration. He made an appearance on the Rich Eisen Show to talk about the experience, and how the other Dodgers players were handling it. For Walker, he just couldn’t see a situation where a player couldn’t celebrate their hard work.
I think it’s very very crazy for somebody to say ‘listen if I was on a World Series team and this and this happened and I believe I wouldn’t have gone out and gotten a picture with the trophy and with the team’. It’s obviously something that all of us and Justin have worked our entire lives for and for a lot fo guys it’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment…obviously, we’re going to support him.
As for Justin Turner and his health, Buehler was also able to give a few updates. The Dodgers infielder is feeling fine and is symptom-free so far.
The word that we’ve gotten is that he’s symptom-free and feeling good and healthy. And obviously excited with what we have accomplished, I know he wasn’t out there in the last out. And again, kind of always going to be a hyper-critical situation just because the stage and the magnitude of playing in the World Series. All reports to us are that he’s healthy and feeling good.
However you feel about it, it happened, and there’s nothing that can be done about it at this point. Turner and the Dodgers might see some sort of punishment from the league and hopefully, everyone who came in contact stays healthy.